Together, we achieve more. Great achievements in a Microsoft Modern Workplace era

Exiting times! Needless to say I’m proud and humble rewarded for the 5th consecutive year as a Microsoft MVP (EnterpriseMobility).

It’s a great honorand pleasure to be able to make a modest contribution for the Microsoft community and help others by inspiring and sharing your experiences. As mentioned, this is such a great way to help others getting them further.

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Grand Canyon – Skywalk

For today a visit to the western rim of the Grand Canyon was on the program. A spacious 3-hour drive ahead of us! In short early with enough supplies and of course a delicious cream macchiato on the road! Through the Hoover Dam U.S. South on 93. After an hour I started to doubt whether I was wrong, but ultimately Piercy Ferry Road turn right. It is hardly to grasp how big the United States is. For me feeling quite a bit driven. But if you use the card up there, the fact is nothing.

Well get used to it in the country where they are not double standards! Mile, feet, inches, Fahrenheit and of course dollars. Anyway, in Diamond Bar right … but immediately stopped at a typical image capture. At one point the pavement ends and we need more than 20 miles remaining on an unpaved road travel. What an invention, saying that asphalt! After two and half hours arrived … at least, the last part through a commercial bus must be made. Bus! Yes a bus. The last section, the original inhabitants commercially exploited. Shuttle buses, helicopter rides and aircraft that come and go or fly.

Breathtaking … I have no other words. What a view! Walking on the edge of the abyss, but good that my mother is not there otherwise I got on my Thurs. After a half hour again soon take the bus back to the ‘terminal’ to quickly go back home because for 5 : 00 AM, the car must be returned. For the mathematicians among us fast 2 x 3 + 1.5 = 7.5 hours! In short rush. But yes’ more haste less speed ‘, as now. Halfway Dolan Springs  I become familiar with Sheriff Albright. No, this is not joke! Stopped by the police…for speeding. I must confess that you did not quite great. In retrospect I can laugh and I have come away with a warning.

Fortunately, the trip went fairly smoothly … until Las Vegas! With only fifteen minutes to go … damn I miss my exit. Fortunately, after 4 miles I turn back to the car 4:55 PM to deliver. That’s what I call ‘just in time delivery! short a long but exciting day. It was well worth the effort.

Hoover Dam – Valley of Fire

Since my stay here I have the habit every day using my breakfast at Starbucks. Suits me very well! With my coffee in the center console up to the Hoover Dam.

After about 45 minutes drive away…destination reached. Oh yeah go check had everything you can to see that since 11 September America is on his guard. Halfway through the Hoover Dam I find that I missed the garage. At that times a female police officer hang to my car. Fortunately, one wonders smile. For $ 30 I have a ticket and a guided tour including a look at the dam.From a distance it does not seems so impressive but once inside it does! Especially if you examine it in context when the dam was built (’30)

The turbines that generate electricity run at 80% capacity. I’m told that the lake, Lake Mead, the largest artificial lake formed by people is for 44% full. Depends on whether your glass is half full or half empty :-) According to the guide a critical limit, lowest level since ’60s. Global warming? At least a decade will pass before the water is back to a respectable degree. And a backup plan? No there is not! Moreover, the Hoover Dam asshole test to a maximum of 8.6 on the Richter scale.

Anyway after the Hoover Dam on the way to the Valley of Fire, you guessed characterized by red rock formations. What a vast plains say … here you can still feel half hour without meeting anyone. ‘King of the Road’ said the meaning given. Along scared me bad. In my rearview I see police lights and sirens SUV panting in my neck! No way …! Fortunately it was not for me. At the end of the trip by stopping in Ovarton. In the nearest supermarket for some food flew into to score. Some fruit and a delicious wrap with chicken salad. Here at least they know how to wrap a size, Shell can learn something from the them!

It is 17:00 local time, a good time to Las Vegas at sunset ride. Interstate 15 through the back ‘home’.